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AHRQ Analysis Finds Hospital-Acquired Conditions Are Declining

By Specialty Hospital Staff | May 29, 2019

A recent federal study says patient safety in hospitals continues to improve due to a decrease in hospital-acquired conditions The new data released by the Rockville, Maryland-based  and centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, Maryland, show that …

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Partnership Commits to Doubling Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate by 2028

By Specialty Hospital Staff | May 17, 2019

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), every year more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur across the nation.  Cardiac arrest is a life-threatening condition with about a 10-minute life expectancy without immediate CPR from a bystander, leading to hospitalization and death. …

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Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey Celebrates National Hospital Week

By Specialty Hospital Staff | May 16, 2019

Murphy’s law is a popular adage that typically states, \”Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.\” Yes, accidents happen beyond our control. Illnesses happen, too.  As they occur, there’s one place you can rely on in good times and …

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Brown University Researchers Say Heart Patch Could Limit Muscle Damage After Heart Attack 

By Specialty Hospital Staff | May 10, 2019

Brown University Researchers have utilized computational models to design a new viscoelastic patch to reduce damage to heart tissue after a heart attack. They utilized a special blend of starch to help provide mechanical support to the heart tissue, which …

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Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey Celebrates 2019 National Nurses Week

By Specialty Hospital Staff | May 10, 2019

During National Nurses Week, from May 6-12, the Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey celebrates the professionalism and significant contributions of the Long Term Acute Care Hospital’s (LTACH)  registered nurses to the quality of care provided to our patients. According to …

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UHF Says Better Information, Fewer Regs, Needed to Help Patients Make Better Care Decisions 

By Specialty Hospital Staff | May 1, 2019

With one in five hospital patients across the nation requiring continuous medical care after discharge – a number likely to grow with the graying of the population and the burden of chronic illnesses rises – a multipronged approach is essential …

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Overuse of Prescribing: Antibiotic Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting

By Specialty Hospital Staff | April 29, 2019

Patients seen in emergency departments were twice as likely to receive an antibiotic only when needed, compared to patients seen in outpatient clinics, according to a news study to appearing in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), the journal of …

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Latest Medicare Trustee Report Warns of Insolvency in Seven Years

By Specialty Hospital Staff | April 24, 2019

The Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will have sufficient funds to pay full benefits until 2026, according to the latest annual report from the Medicare Board of Trustees. That’s unchanged from last year’s report, which projected that the Medicare trust …

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AHRQ Project Designed to Increase Use of Cardiac Rehab After Coronary Events

By Specialty Hospital Staff | April 19, 2019

Days ago, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced a $6 million, 3-year project designed to save lives by increasing the patient’s participation in their cardiac rehabilitation after cardiovascular events such as heart attacks, heart failure, angioplasty, or …

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Light Activity Appears to Reduce Heart Disease of Older Women

By Specialty Hospital Staff | April 18, 2019

Simple outdoor activities, including gardening, strolling through a park, and even folding your clothes might be just enough to significantly lower the risk of cardiovascular disease among women age 63 and older, says a recently released study in the journal …

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